FILM OF THE YEAR ~ 2012


This was a pretty easy year to call as for the best film. Christopher Nolan’s conclusion to his excellent Dark Knight Trilogy was always going to be the one to beat, though I would never have guessed that Marvel’s mash-up Avengers Assemble was going to give it as much of a run for its money.

Seth MacFarlane comedy Ted was nice surprise, but average fair such as Snow White And The Huntsman and Battleship left us a little disappointed, as did The Muppets. There was little opposition by Twilight’s concluding chapter, Breaking Dawn part 2 but I must admit that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey lived up to all my expectations and more. The Hobbit was a great film, and enjoyable watch but still not as groundbreaking as Nolan’s trilogy closer.

Films yet to see, are James Bond’s 23rd film, Sam Mendes’ Skyfall, Spielberg’s Warhorse, Sci-Fi mind-bender Looper and Bourne’s fourth outing, Bourne Legacy, but I doubt that they will be challenging for the top spot. But this award is for the film of 2012 which I have seen in 2012 and The Dark Knight Rises has taken it but not without some stiff competition.

So, after 12 months of movies, some of which will stand the test of time and many more won’t, Christopher Nolan has done it again. This is the Fifth year that a Nolan film has being crowned number 1, with Memento (2000), Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), Inception (2010) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).

Now it’s time to see what 2013 holds, with films such as Iron Man 3, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, Star Trek Into Darkness, Robocop and highly anticipated Man Of Steel. Just 365 days until we find out what will be crowned Film Of The Year 2013…

But I begin 2013 with a brief look at the work legendary director, Francis Ford Coppola. Tomorrow is the first  two reviews of his most influential work but how will they fare…?

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